I agree. A shimmerbrick knockoff. But much, much cheaper. Why pay more? Who will know once it is on your face?
I am a PPP and proud of it! I may be content with my pale skin, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the beauty of skintones that are darker than mine. So while this product is not for me (I will purchase the pink one soon), I felt like I had to review it because the tanned SA at The Body Shop was wearing it on an otherwise bare face, and she looked gorgeous - she had JLo/Beyonce/Mandy Moore skin.
One of my favorite blushes (though I use the pinker version)....beautiful shimmer, and gentle bronze-kissness. The waves are fabulously cute too, and can be used as individual colors with a smaller brush. Nothing bad to say, really.
I took a flier on the TBS bronze shimmer waves palette. It's a knockoff of BB shimmerbrick, and it really works. It's actually better than BB, in my opinion, at half the price. I'm surprised at how much I like it, and how very versatile it is. Took me about 4 tries to get the hang of using it as a bronzer. I tap the end of my blush brush lightly over all the different colors, then apply. I can build more color if I feel I need it, but this way I don't get too much on for starters, which I did when I had any drag on my brush across the colors. In addition to using this as a bronzer, it can also be used for eyeshadow, and for highlighting. The peach shimmer shade is much like Stila Kitten e/s and can be used as a highlighter or e/s base. The light gold shimmer shade can be used likewise, it's kinda like Stila Oasis. The brown and rust could be used as e/s crease colors. Overall, a rockin' product! I had a demo of the pink/blush in the store but, it didn't do a thing for me. Hope TBS keeps the Bronze ShimmerWaves as a regular product in their makeup line. Later 7/27/04: I would give this product a "10" if I could. It rivals any other bronzer on the market at any price point.
versatile with buildable colour. Not as shimmery as bobbi browns shimmerbrick, but nice as a much cheaper alternative. Love the eyeshadow colours!
I love this product -- have both bronze and pink one. For this review of the bronze shimmerwaves: Love that it gives me a warm and subtle glow, stays on the whole day, and its versatility -- can use the shades individually for e/s. What i don't like about this is that you have to scrape it with the brush to get quite a bit of product. But for the price, it's worth it. Btw, I'm Asian FFF.
I am fair skinned w/ blonde hair and this looks excellent on me! I was told by the saleperson that this works on every skin tone and their pink toned one works on none. Sounds the same as Bobbi Brown's shimmer brick to me. Thsi gives me a very healthy glow w/ out lookign overdone. I swip my large powder brush lightly over all colors and then a bit more firmly over the top 3 colors and apply startign from the apples of my cheeks all the up my cheekbone to aroudn my temple. Enhances my cheekbones dramatically and looks so pretty! I didn't expect anythign more then this w/ Bobbi's shimmer brick and for half the $$ I will look no further. I can now stop buying a separate bronzing powder, blush, and cheeck shimmer cause this is all in one! I'm basically saving around $75 by using this. Score for me!!!!
Scroll down and read what "JennyB" has to say about this. She's got it 100% reight. As a auburn/red very fair and freckled girl, I've been wanting one product that I could use singly as eyeshadows, and together as a blushy/bronzy/highlighter. I found it. Of course, I was first tempted by the much more expensive Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick. But my budget said "Hell no!" I believe I've done just as well for myself with this. Used with a kabuki brush for a swipe over all the colors, I get a very pretty blush/bronzer with a pretty glow. Used with an eyeshadow brush on individual swipes, I have glowy eyeshadows. I recommend giving this a look - it's quite nice.
All I can say it was love at first swipe. I was in the Body Shop, poking around at their Yoga collection, when all of a sudden the sales rep started dusting this bronzer into my cheeks. The perfect bronze color... the shimmer... I was sold. It worked out perfectly for when I went on vacation and my face didn't tan, I just blended in this bronzey color all over my skin and Voila! Nobody knew the difference. In fact, when I stopped using it people asked me if I was sick, because I got so pale ;) That's my little secret I guess!
I hesitated on whether to give this limited edition, seasonal product a 3 or 4 lippie, but I decided on 3 because it doesn't do what I hoped it would do - which is to "shimmer" and for the product to "stay on" my face. It appears to be very well-packed in the compact, which doesn't help when you're trying to get it from makeup brush to the eyelid or face. The best way it goes on is when you streak a finger across a brick and it sticks on your fingertip. Anyhow, I tried using it as eyeshadow and it had OK effect, but I wasn't really excited about the outcome since it didn't seem to do anything special for me. In the end, I have to use Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick anyhow to get the shimmer effect, so what's the use in buying this item in the first place? It was however reasonably prices and I know I'll find some sort of use for it - even though I wasn't so satisfied with the results. I am, afterall, "In Love" with "shimmerbricks" of any sort, but especially those by Bobbi Brown.